Engineering Design Technology

All phases of manufacturing or construction require the conversion of new ideas and design concepts into the basic line language of graphics. Therefore, there are many areas (civil, mechanical, electrical, architectural and industrial) in which the skills of the CAD technicians play major roles in the design and development of new products or construction. Students prepare for actual work situations through practical training in a new state-of-the-art computer designed CAD laboratory using AutoCAD, and other advanced CAD software.

Specific skills mastered by Engineering Design Technology majors include the production of mechanical, architectural, electrical and civil drawings both with traditional drafting machines and state-of-the-art computer aided drafting (CAD) systems, and the selection and design of architectural and mechanical systems. The senior year includes advanced CAD techniques using solid modeling, wire frame and assembly techniques. Internship opportunities may also be available with local industries for senior EDT students.

This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Required Courses

Courses Credit Hours
ENG 101 English Composition I
or ENG 165 Professional Communications
MAT 110 College Algebra 3.0
MAT 111 College Trigonometry 3.0
PSY 103 Human Relations
or PSY 201 General Psychology
  Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3.0
Subtotal   15.0
EGT 110 Engineering Graphics I 4.0
EGT 151 Introduction to CAD 3.0
EGR 130 Engineering Technology Applications & Programming 3.0
EGR 175 Manufacturing Processes 3.0
EGR 194 Statics and Strengths of Materials  
Subtotal 17.0
CIM 131 Computer Integrated Manufacturing
or AET 101 Building Systems I
EGR 170 Engineering Materials 3.0
EGT 115 Engineering Graphics II 4.0
EGT 125 Descriptive Geometry 2.0
EGT 165 Introduction to CAD/CAM 2.0
EGT 215 Mechanical Drawing Applications 4.0
EGT 225 Architectural Drawing Applications 4.0
EGT 251 Principles of CAD 3.0
EGT 252 Advanced CAD 3.0
  or MAT 140 Analytical Geometry & Calculus I 4.0
PHY 201 Physics I
or for transfer PHY 221 University Physics I
(if prerequisite MAT 140 has been completed)
PHY 202 Physics II
or for transfer PHY 222 University Physics II
Subtotal   36.0
Total Credit Hours 68.0


Program Enrollment and Degree Data

Program Educational Objectives

Purpose Statement

Engineering Design Technology program prepares students for the highly skilled and technological workplace in engineering.

EDT Program Educational Objectives:

The objectives of the Engineering Design Technology program is to produce graduates who during their first few years of professional practice will:

  • Work at a company as a CAD Technician, Lead Designer, Master Designer, or Associate Engineer.
  • Render professional design services or work with a design team in the fields of Engineering Design.
  • Pursue higher education if interested in getting a Bachelor’s degree in the field of interest.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Students completing Engineering Design Technology will be able to demonstrate:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined engineering problems appropriate to the Engineering Design Technology discipline.
  2. An ability to design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the Engineering Design Technology discipline.
  3. An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in well-defined technical and non-technical environments and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  4. An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results.
  5. An ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.
Advisement Information

Program Notes

Starting program courses in the fall semester is preferred.  However, a freshman course is offered every semester and general education courses can be taken any semester.

If a student is not ready to take college-level courses, he or she should enroll in the appropriate developmental or transitional coursework.  Students may be able to take EGT 151 or EGT 110 while they are taking 100-level transitional classes. 

Students need to register for EGR 130, EGT 151, and EGT 110 during their first semester classes if they have the test scores to enter these courses. 

PLTW High School Course PTC Course
Principles of Engineering (POE) EGR 130
Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) CIM 131

Notes about individual classes

The English course required for this program is ENG 165.  Students will follow this progression, with their starting point being determined by their placement test scores:  ENG 032/012 and/or RDG 032/012 (or RWR 032/012) > ENG 100 and/or RDG 100 (or RWR 100) > ENG 165 or ENG 101. If students are planning to transfer to a four-year school, they should choose ENG 101 instead of ENG 165.

The first math course required for this program is MAT 110.  Students will follow this progression, with their starting point being determined by their placement test scores:  MAT 032/012 > MAT 152 or MAT 101 > MAT 102 > MAT 110.

To enroll in EGR 130, students must have completed MAT 152 or MAT 101 or have placement scores indicating readiness for MAT 102. Completion of MAT 102 is preferred, but student may take MAT 102 along with EGR 130.

All EGT classes are only offered in Greenwood for now. 

EGT 215 should be a last semester class. This course requires Advisor approval in order to register.

Please note that CIM 131, EGT 252, and EGT 225 are only offered during fall semesters.  EGT 251, EGT 125, EGT 215, and EGR 194 are only offered during spring semesters.  EGT 165 and EGT 115 are only offered during summer semesters.

Please see this link for a day program in Engineering Design complete with advisor’s notes and advice about the individual classes, including the semesters classes are offered.

Students will need to purchase a drafting kit from the bookstore.  Recent high school graduates should be asked if they have participated in Project Lead the Way. If so, high school transcripts should be forwarded to Sandy Warner for possible exemption credit.  When students enter this program with Project Lead the Way course credit in high school, they may receive the following credit:

Graduation Plans

2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021 Semester-by-Semester 

Engineering Design Technology (EGT3) - Fall Start
Engineering Design Technology (EGT3) - Spring Start
Engineering Design Technology (EGT3) - Summer Start


You can find the name of your assigned academic advisor by reviewing Degree Works or your Class Schedule.  To learn more about advising, visit the Advising webpage.

Contact Christina Knight for more information about Engineering Design Technology.

You may also contact Lynn Baker for information about this program.

Please email if this advising guide needs corrections or updates.

Advisement Information updated/reviewed 4/2020